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Il Brillo Parlante

#1,430 of 9,432 Restaurants in Rome
#1,704 of 10,231 Places to Eat in Rome
Campo Marzio
Pizza, Italian, Brew Pub, International, Spanish, Pasta
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Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Very good first time but not so good second visit

Ate here twice within a week, both times the starters were very good (a variety of cold meats to share, ricotta souffle and vegetable mille feuille). On each visit we also had pizza but those on the first visit were far superior to the second when one of them was soggy. Our first visit was on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came for the first time 10 years ago and I loved it. I wanted to come because I only had good memories and I am pleased to say that it is still a very nice place to go. the food very good and the pizzas are thin and very tasty. the drinks are a bit expensive but overall we... More 

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Dear Mrs. Marta, first of all we want to thank you for the nice words spent for Il Brillo Parlante Restaurant. We are so pleasant to confrim the good memories you had 10yrs ago. We hope ti see you again. Best regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pastas (gnocchi and troffi) and caprese as a starter was brilliant , prices are convenient also, will pop again definately xx

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice within a week, both times the starters were very good (a variety of cold meats to share, ricotta souffle and vegetable mille feuille). On each visit we also had pizza but those on the first visit were far superior to the second when one of them was soggy. Our first visit was on a Friday when the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Il Brillo Parlante . I had a pasta which was delicious, one of the best i had in Rome. My friend had a pizza which was very good too. The wine was nice but could be a little bit more (for 6€).. Service was ok, just ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good pasta don't come here. The proportions are small, the food it's nothing special and the wines are very expensive. We ordered a foccacia that was never brought. Not repeating ever again. If you want to eat real Italian try cacio and pepe in transtevere, was the best we had. Nice ratio food/price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food and excellent service. good value (mid range) and you can have burgers form the burger bar opposite as they are owned by the same people. you also get 10% off if staying in the Valadier Hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here while walking through Rome. The four of us ordered different things —pizza, soup, and two different pastas. The caccio e pepe was great while hot. The pizza was soggy. The bread was delicious. The rest was average.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on way back to hotel from Vatican for a drink,went back that evening for meal my wife had fantastic pizza and I had the best pasta I have ever tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fine restaurant, with nice waiters, excellent food, especially the pasta and pizza . a good music and nice atmosphere

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

After a pretty gruelling three hour tour of a packed Vatican we restored to the city centre in search of calm and food. Via Del Corso was packed and our party of five felt one of the side streets would be quieter and we hit upon Il Brillo Parlante. This is a lovely restaurant full of character and the friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: 06-324-3334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 53
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Brew Pub, International, Spanish, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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